Changed admission process due to ongoing pandemic
Due to the ongoing pandemic our admission process will be different than usual.
For applicants for instrumental performance the following changes have been made:
Instead of local auditions, the applicant is asked to send a link to a video recording of his/hers performance.
If the applicant is unable to record their performance with accompaniment, the music can be performed unaccompanied. The review panel will take the circumstances into consideration.
The video recording must be recent and not older than 6 months. (Oldest Nov. 4th, 2019).
Every composition or movement must be recorded live without edits. It is not necessary to record the whole program in one take.
The applicant is asked to upload the video recording to YouTube, Vimeo, a personal Dropbox folder or any other online platform where it is viewable or downloadable. Do not send the actual video recording, just the link to peter [at] lhi.is.
After the review panel has evaluated the recording, the applicant will be invited for an online interview through Skype or another video conferencing platform.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MAY 4. 2020
The programme should consist of an etude which demonstrates the applicant´s technical ability and two other pieces from different periods that show diversity in technical skills and interpretation.
• Winds and Brass: First movement from a Classical concerto
• Strings: Solo piece / movement by J.S. Bach
• Piano: First movement from a Classical sonata
Total length: 20-30 minutes.
It is necessary to include a passport photo with the application. Please note: It is possible to save the application while working on it.
Basic qualification for acceptance into the IAA is a secondary school exam (Icelandic: Stúdentspróf) or completion of an equivalent programme.
Applicants who do not meet these general requirements must demonstrate maturity and knowledge that can be evaluated as equivalent to the missing education.
In addition to the general requirements, applicants must meet additional requirements regarding their knowledge of music. The assessment criteria are that the applicant has completed a secondary level according to the national music school curriculum guide or the equivalent.
Applicants are expected to demonstrate knowledge equivalent to at least 7th grade of secondary music school.
All those who meet the general requirements attend an evaluation exam in music theory, harmonic analysis and aural skills.
The programme is conducted in Icelandic.